New (and old) Music: Birthstones Podcast

There’s nothing I like more than a good mix tape, and longtime Mission Creek friend/library scientist/cool-last-name-having Sarah Dorpinghaus has gone and made us all one (actually, two as of now), via her new podcast, birthstones.  The monthly all-music mp3s lean toward the new and experimental, featuring labels like Siltbreeze and Slumberland, who both made huge waves in 2008 with releases from Sic Alps and Crystal Stilts, respectively.  The podcast also goes much deeper than that, though, digging into out-music from Iowa City’s own Night People label, found sound/world music offerings from Sublime Frequencies, classic gems by Suicide, and unreleased cuts from some hidden place in Sarah’s record collection.  I mean, she’s an archivist, and these tracks belong on your hard drive for listening pleasure as well as for posterity.

Download: birthstone podcast - january 2009

Download: birthstone podcast - december 2008

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